Login

Amenia

AMENIA — Dafna Mizrahi is a chef, and a well-known chef at that. She has cooked at some pretty great restaurants, including Monte’s Local Kitchen and Tap Room in Amenia, and she has twice been on The Food Network’s “Chopped,” leaving as champion. As much as she loves to cook, it’s sharing her skill with youngsters that is her first love and passion.

“I know how special it was to spend time being creative in the kitchen when I grew up,” she recently said in a prepared statement. “I want to bring that same feeling to children...

Amenia

And the hunt is on ...

AMENIA — Children and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends all gathered at the Amenia Town Hall on Saturday, April 16, to meet the one and only Easter Bunny. After the meet and greet they headed outside and hit the ground running, searching out candy-filled plastic Easter eggs. With baskets and bags in hand, children collected their goodies, courtesy of the town. There were also treats ­— cookies and drinks ­— donated from Freshtown in Amenia.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Business blooms for Wassaic flower shop

corya@millertonnews.com

WASSAIC — Images of butterflies and ladybugs are hard to avoid at Monarch Creations, a new flower and decorations shop located on Route 22 in Wassaic. They’re even a part of the store logo.
The new business is owned by Melissa Conklin, and if a flower shop in that location strikes a familiar chord, it’s because she purchased the business from Judy Marshall, who ran Judy’s Flower Shop there for more than a decade and still owns the building.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Amenia fire takes family home

corya@millertonnews.com

AMENIA — A significant fire all but destroyed a two-story home at the top of DeLavergne Hill in Amenia on Friday, April 8.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

See the wonders of science

corya@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — Digging in the dirt, giving your friend an electric shock, building paper airplanes … who knew math and science could be so much fun?
The teachers and volunteers organizing Math and Science Night on Wednesday, April 6, apparently did. School staff, local businesses and organizations and members of the PTA helped set up a variety of exhibition tables, science experiments and a big presentation from Floyd Holt, president of Spaceship Discovery, an organization working toward building a large science and technology center in the Harlem Valley.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Starry-eyed students wrap up reading month

corya@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — This year’s People as Reading Partners program (PARP) went out with a big bang, as Webutuck Elementary School hosted a giant inflatable planetarium in its gymnasium.
Two reading programs dominated the month of March at Webutuck Elementary: PARP and One School, One Book.
PARP encourages children to read for at least 15 minutes each day with their parents. Every Friday during the month of March students brought in a checklist signed by their parents confirming that the students had met the reading quota on at least five days of the week.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Students organize blood drive

corya@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — Webutuck’s National Honor Society members have organized a blood drive for the American Red Cross, to be held Friday, April 8, in the high school gymnasium.
Blood drives at the school are usually held in the fall and spring. Last fall was the first drive held by the National Honor Society under the guidance of high school math teacher and advisor Eric Harvey.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Catholic church to bring back dinner dance fundraiser

mnews@taconic.net

AMENIA — The Immaculate Conception Saint Patrick Parish in Amenia will hold a Spring Celebration on Saturday, April 30, that will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction.
It will be one of the first major fundraising events under the leadership of Father Kent Wilson, who came to Immaculate Conception in 2009 from a parish in Fishkill.
“For the Catholic church, most of its funding comes from each week’s collections,” Wilson said. Fundraisers like the dinner and auction are held to raise anything that collections aren’t covering, he added.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Aromas from Italy

mnews@taconic.net

AMENIA — Stepping inside Andrea Salvadore’s new pasta and sauce shop, Andrea’s Pasta di Casa, feels like walking into a private home. That is, if that home was the culmination of generations of traditional Italian cooking.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Multiple suggestions for future Town Hall rental use

mnews@taconic.net

AMENIA — The Town Board is mulling over renting out space of its new, expansive Town Hall, touching base with local business owners and entrepreneurs interested in the space while trying to set reasonable rental rates to offset the higher cost of occupying the building.
The catalyst for the discussion at the March 10 meeting was a letter from a resident in Amenia making inquiries into possibly renting out the Town Hall’s auditorium or gymnasium to hold private concerts or shows.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Smells and tastes of (an Italian) home at Pasta di Casa

mnews@taconic.net

AMENIA — Andrea Salvadore has opened Andrea’s Pasta di Casa on the second floor of a newly renovated brick building on Route 343 in Amenia.
Salvadore is a well-known cook and caterer in the Tri-state area. In addition to working for many years at Harney & Sons Fine Teas in Millerton, she has also operated a bed-and-breakfast out of her home in Lime Rock. (She also worked for The Millerton News.)
She feels that, with this new venture, she has finally found herself at home, not just because she is doing work she loves but also because of the homey atmosphere of her new shop.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.